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3rd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA 2016)


Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand gave a keynote talk on "Internet pornography addiction: Theoretical models, behavioral data, and neuroimaging findings" on the 3rd International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA) in Geneva. Another six of our team members gave presentations about behavioral addictions in various symposia and sessions.

June 2016

1. CeBAR Symposium

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The opening ceremony of the Center for Behavioral Addiction Research (CeBAR) at the University of Duisburg-Essen has taken place at CASINO Zollverein in Essen on June 24, 2016.

At the symposium, with approximately 100 participants, greetings were given by Prof. Dr. Torben Weis, Vice Dean of the department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and PD Dr. Bert te Wildt of the Ambulance for Behavioral Addictions at the Ruhr-University Bochum. These were followed by talks about different behavioral addictions which were given by internationally acknowledged experts and early career scientists. The talks about Internet use disorder, gambling disorder, pathological buying, and hypersexual behavior were complemented by a panel discussion in which participants could ask questions to the experts.

The head of CeBAR, Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand, expressed his appreciation to all experts and participants for the successful event.


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New publications

Schiebener, J. & Brand, M. (in press). Age-related variance in decisions under ambiguity is explained by changes in reasoning, executive functions and decision making under risk. Cognition and Emotion.

Winter 2014/15

Famous Internet addiction researcher Dr. Kimberly Young visits Duisburg

Kimberly Young is probably the world’s most famous researcher on Internet addiction. For about two years there is a close research cooperation between her and our group General Psychology: Cognition. Recently Kimberly Young visited us in Duisburg and we planned future projects. We organized an internal symposium in which she gave an inspiring keynote talk on Internet addiction. We also presented our own research on Internet addiction. It was our honor and pleasure to discuss current topics of Internet addiction research in a relaxed atmosphere. Current shared articles are:


New book “Psychology” published

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The section General Psychology: Cognition on Facebook

The Section General Psychology: Cognition now has a profile on the social network site Facebook.
Anyone who is interested in receiving information and invitations to studies and experiments or simply wants to express his or her affiliation to the Section is invited to “like” General Psychology: Cognition.
You can get more information on our Facebook-Profile from Christian Laier.